Thelmas celebrations led by Newcastle

Newcastle University scooped the top prize last night at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2013

June 21, 2013

The Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2013 ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was attended by over 800 people and hosted by comedian Dara O Briain.

Newcastle won the outstanding leadership and management team category and was praised by the judges for investing £7 million in the “Newcastle offer” project, which aims to give students better teaching, employability skills and representation in the university.

The project is a five-year programme that hopes to convince students that they are getting something in return for paying higher tuition fees, introduced in 2012-13.

The University of Leicester picked up two awards, winning both the outstanding university fundraising initiative and outstanding marketing/communications team categories.

Leicester gained global attention when it unearthed the remains of the English king Richard III, and confirmed the identity of the remains in a live press conference in February.

“Their campaign on the importance of animal research and their search for the remains of Richard III were unparalleled media successes,” the judges commented.

Photos from the night are available here.

Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2013 winners:

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Reader's comments (2)

Looks jolly. If the THE was a university we could FOI them to ask how many nominations they got for each category...
Worcester University’s new library is certainly a bold experiment, but to claim this experiment has produced an innovative improvement, as the publicity machines of the university and Worcestershire County Council, is disingenuous. There has been much complaint from the student body and population of the county in the local newspapers and on the library’s Facebook page. Unfortunately a recent description by a female student of experiencing sexist comments from a verbally aggressive gang of men whilst attempting to study in the library has been removed. Although other critical comments have also disappeared, many other others can still be found. Another student has posted her experience on her blog, “Sweary Knitter”. It is understandable that the university and council believe that after all the expense and disruption, this new shiny building must be an improvement, for it not to be would be to shocking to comprehend. However, whilst I appreciate the external aspects of the building, the services inside are disappointing. The archive is too noisy and understaffed. I still find the city library to be poor, it has simply changed location. A new location does not make a better library. Considering cut backs in other council departments, It does not seem to have been prudent at present for the council to have lavished so much money, some of it on needless frills, on a venture of questionable benefit in comparison to the cost.

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